KPD e-News Release: Prisoner Found Deceased in Kingsport City Jail

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Prisoner Found Deceased in Kingsport City Jail
DATE: September 20, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 20, 2014, shortly after 6:00 AM, a prisoner incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail was found deceased in his cell. As with any in custody death, the Kingsport Police Department promptly notified the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and requested an independent, transparent investigation. As such, all further inquiries will be respectfully referred to those agencies.
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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